How Are You Seeking Jesus?

Jan 21, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 126; 383; 415:1-3; 757
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, my dear heavenly Father, my soul is thirsty and needs Your refreshing love and mercy. As I come before You this day to confess my sins, please grant me Your forgiveness. As I come to sing my hymns of praise, please accept them as genuine expressions of my faith. As I come to hear Your Word, please instruct my heart with Your wisdom. As I come to You with my petitions, please hear them and respond as You see fit. When I finally leave Your house, please go with me so that I may fulfill my calling with confidence and joy. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 97

First Reading: 

2 Kings 5:1-19

The promise of the Savior, although entrusted to God's Old Testament people of Israel, was alwasy intended for all people to share and enjoy. Naaman, the commander of Syria's army during the days of Elisha, came seeking physical healing, but left having found true hope in the LORD God!

Second Reading: 

Romans 12:17-21

The apostle Paul addresses our relationships with each other, especially those relationships that prove to be difficult. He urges us to “live peaceably with all men,” to leave vengeance in the hands of the Lord, and to “overcome evil with good!”